Originally Posted by Ninesixteen
Ok, I have some good news!!! I was able to find an open-head drum. Before I start cutting into it I have one more question. I read that there should be 24" between the charcoal basket and the cooking grate. My question is does the 24" start between the base of the charcoal basket or at the top of the basket?
I think I might wait to tear into it until I can get the basket built.
According to the gurus your first grate should be 24" from the bottom
of your charcoal basket. Then if there is a desire and room for a second grate it can be added above the first. I think most guys who have a second grate are using a Weber lid.